SEPTEMBER 2012 EVENTS
Allison Rosati of NBC-TV Channel 5 is the evening’s speaker at the Women’s Board of Childen’s Home + Aid Benefit Gala on Sept. 7 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. See calendar for complete details.
Updated: September 18, 2012 11:23PM
Hadassah North Shore Chapter will hold an unwrapped Toy Collection for families in need as a Mitzvah (good deed) Project for 2012. This Chanukah/Holiday season the toys will be given to The Ark for distribution to the children and their families. Drop off is at the North Shore office, 3000 Dundee #313 in Northbrook from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays. Toys are being collected now. North Shore Chairwoman is Rose Wolf of Highland Park. Chapter President is Randy Heidenfelder of Lake Zurich. For more information contact Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Tom & Eddie’s 1st anniversary fundraiser ‘Burgers & Badges’: 4-8 p.m. Sept. 1, Tom & Eddie’s, Vernon Hills, 1260 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills. Uniformed officers from the Vernon Hills Police Department will be serving customers. Special promotions are planned for customers. Anyone whose birthday is Sept. 1 will receive a free birthday entrée, redeemable at all locations. Double loyalty points will be awarded on Tom & Eddie’s Loyalty Cards, also at all locations. Magician (only at Vernon HIlls) performs from 5:30-7 p.m.; raffle prizes. Ten percent of T&E’s net sales during 4-8 p.m. will be donated to Special Olympics Illinois. Officers of the Vernon Hills Police Department will sell $10 raffle tickets for a 2013 Harley-Davidson. Six winners will be drawn, and later in the fall, at the Special Olympics headquarters in Bloomington, IL, each winner will be given a key, but only one key will start the Harley. The other five winners will receive 50-inch big screen TVs worth $1,000 each. (847) 478-1019, tomandeddies.com, facebook.com/TomandEddies.
Aviva/Lilah Hadassah of the North Shore Chapter “Baking with Bubbe”: 10 a.m. Sept. 5, at a member’s home in Glenview. Learn how to bake Mandelbrot, part of a series of learnng to make traditional Jewish foods for the holidays. Charge is $5. Annual membership in Hadassah is $36. This Centennial year Life membership is $212 honoring our 100th Annversary. Reservation Chair is Shari Forsythe. President is Deanna Jacobson. Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email email@example.com or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Highland Park Hadassah Educational Event: Sept. 5, Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie. A docent led tour focusing on the International Spy Museum exhibit of “Spies, Traitors and Saboteurs” will start at 1 p.m. Museum entrance and tour is $15. Those who wish to join the group earlier for lunch at 11 a.m. can meet them at the Bagel Restaurant in the Old Orchard Westfield Shopping Center in Skokie. Luncheon cost is $20. Reservations required. Reservation Chair is Judy Klein of Highland Park. Group President is Sally Stiefel of Highland Park.Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Neiman Marcus Northbrook Fashion’s Night Out: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 6, 5000 Northbrook Court Northbrook, (847) 564-0300; Fall trend runway show, 7 p.m. Meet the Chicago Fire’s Dan Gargan—multitalented athlete, painter & T-shirt designer—& browse his line of T-shirts available for purchase, benefiting the Chicago Public Art Group. NM Northbrook has made a donation to the Chicago Public Art Group. Enjoy a performance from Dance for Life, art displays, & snap a pic in our photo booth to upload to your online profile. Sips & light bites from top caterer Food For Thought. Please reply (847) 509-6788 or RSVPNorthbrook@NeimanMarcus.com.
Fashion Week Highland Park: Sept. 6-8, Port Clinton Square, 600 Central Avenue, Highland Park. Three-day event presented by The Downtown Highland Park Alliance. More than 50 area businesses specializing in fashion, beauty and entertaining will participate and highlight the hottest trends in fitness, beauty, fashion and special events. Participants include: 86 Hair Studio, Adesso, Antiquaire, Beanstalk, Betts & B2, Blue Orchid Salon and Spa, Blue Rose Gift Gallery, Blue Rose Ribbons, Cargo for Boys, Chico’s, Citywoods, Eileen Fisher, Enaz, Equinox, Highland Park Furs, JW Plastic Surgery & Med Spa, Kenzy Gifts & Décor, Lash L’Heureux, L’Occitane, M Restaurant, My Best Friends Closet, Nutritional Health Solutions, Olga’s Skin Care & Day Spa, Over the Top, Posh Essentials, Rock n Rags by CD City, Ross Cosmetics, Salon Vole, Spex, Sprout Kids, Stationary Station, Table Compliments, The Bootery, The Pilates Center of the North Shore, Therapeutic Kneads, Uncle Dan’s and more, Funds raised at the Runway Fashion Shows during Fashion Week Highland Park will benefit The Auxiliary of NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) at Highland Park Hospital. Sept. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fitness and Beauty events, free; Sept. 7, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Runway Fashion Show, $10; Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Entertainment and event Showcase, free. Plenty of free parking available on the streets, in the Port Clinton garage, Renaissance Place garage and the city parking garage west of the tracks on first street between Central and Laurel. (847) 780-4293, downtownhp.com. To purchase Runway Fashion Show tickets in advance please visitfashionweekhp.com.
Catholic Charities Gala of the Arts: 6 p.m. Sept. 7. Celebrating the visual and performing arts, this event benefits Catholic Charities’ Emergency Assistance Programs. The evening features an art show and sale, cocktails and dinner in the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom, 600 E. Grand, Chicago. Tickets are $250. Call Ashley Owen at (312) 655-7912, e-mail email@example.com or visit galaofthearts.com.
88th Annual North Shore Art League Members’ Show & Benefit Party: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily, noon-3 p.m. weekends, Sept. 7-15, Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Avenue, Winnetka. Features Art-in-Bloom , with special extended hours on Sept. 13, 6-8 p.m. The North Shore Art League (NSAL) considers this 9-day exhibition its major event and benefit of the year. This art display showcases the work of the member artists and NSAL faculty. A new feature is the Youth Members’ Show, a display of artwork by NSAL students ages 5-17 enrolled in 2011-2012 classes. Opening reception and Benefit Party: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 7; cost is $60 advance, $70 at the door. Be the first to preview the outstanding fine art in our gallery space on the second floor of the Winnetka Community House. Enjoy a light supper and open bar, and peruse the many silent auction tables. Highlights of our Silent Auction include sports, theater and symphony tickets, a Chicago architectural tour, gift certificates from local businesses, and quality art-related items. The Feinberg Trio will perform classical music during the opening reception. Proceeds will be dedicated to funding NSAL operations and annual scholarship programs recognizing the achievements of area high school art students. Contact the North Shore Art League office at (847) 446-2870 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or see northshoreartleague.org.
Women’s Board of Childen’s Home + Aid Benefit Gala: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7, Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago. Black tie, colorful attire encouraged for ladies. Pauline Potter Palmer Award to Joan Wing (Mrs. John A. Wing). Dancing to the Bradley Young Orchestra, silent auction. Allison Rosati of NBC-TV Channel 5 is the evening’s speaker. Tickets are $500. Call (312) 266-8729 or (312) 424-6825, or see childrenshomeandaid.org.
Adler Planetarium Celestial Ball/Benefit: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Adler Planetarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago. “The Milky Way,” hosted by the Women’s Board features cocktails, dinner, silent auction, dancing. Black tie. Tickets; $600. Benefits Adler Planetarium. Call (312) 266-8729 or Sara Rebmann at (312) 522-0523 or email@example.com.
GLASA 5th Annual 5K Twilight Run / Walk / Roll & Post Party: 5-9 p.m., Sept. 8, Gorton Community Center, 400 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest. Largest CARA certified 5K race in the Chicago-land area featuring disabled and non-disabled athletes competing side-by-side. The start and finish of the race is the Gorton Community Center with the actual race winding through the streets of Lake Forest. Multiple divisions by age group include runners, walkers, wheelchairs, racing chairs and hand cycles. Post Race Party features food, micro-brew beer and live music. Registration fee $25; $30 after Sept. 1. Admission is free to post-race party. Contact Great Lakes Adaptive Sports Association office at (847) 283-0908 or see glasaa.org/twilight.
The Nehara and Aviva/Lilah Hadassah groups of the North Shore Sponsor a Road Rally: 7 p.m. Sept. 8. Meeting point is in the parking lot at the former Claim Jumper Restaurant, Milwaukee and Lake Cook Roads in Wheeling. This fun evening, filled with surprises, will be $30 per person or $60 per couple and will include a complete dinner at 9 p.m. (A maximum of four people per car). The location for dinner will be the final clue! Proceeds from this event will go to stem cell research at Hadassah Hospital. Rally Chairs are Michelle Kaboff & Sue Greenberg of Vernon Hills. Group Presidents are from the Nehara Group Keely Kossof of Vernon Hills and from Aviva/Lilah Deanna Jacobson of Glenview. Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Parkinson’s Disease Walk-A-Thon 2012: Sept. 8, Riverwalk Grand Pavilion, 320 W. Jackson Ave., Naperville, IL 60540. 8:30 a.m. checkin, 9:30 a.m. welcome, 10:30 a.m. walk begins, 11:30 a.m. raffle. Pat and Mike Marino of Willowbrook and Marsha Berlin of Lombard are co-chairmen. For a donation of $25 or more, receive a Walk T-Shirt; otherwise there is no cost to enter. All proceeds, which include donations made by supporters of the cause and sponsorship for persons who are walking the 3 Mile course, raffle tickets (gifts are donated) and more, go directly to The University of Chicago for Research toward a Cure for Parkinson’s Disease. See apdamidest.org. formore information.
2012 Renaissance Society Annual Auction/Benefit Gala: 6:30 p.m. to midnight, Sept. 8, Aqua Hotel, Atlantic Ballroom, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago. Event features cocktails, entertainment, dinner, Susanne Ghez Tribute, live and silent auctions of cutting-edge art and luxury trips, experiences and goods. Art auction preview on view at renaissancesociety.org. Tickets are $400. Contact Lori Bartman, Director of Development, at (773) 702-8670 or email@example.com.
Chicago Equestrians for a Cause International Hunter Derby/Benefit: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9, Annali Farm, 18752 Edwards Road, Antioch, Illinois. The International Hunter Derby Program was created to bring show hunters to the international level, to increase spectator interest and to bring tradition and basic riding principles back to the sport of showing hunters. Supporters and friends of show hunters, the UCCRF and Children’s Memorial Hospital are invited to Annali Farm in Antioch, Illinois.This family-friendly event includes jumping, brunch, shopping and entertainment. Tickets are $200 per person and $50 for children, includes brunch. Benefits the University of Chicago Cancer Research Foundation and Children’s Memorial Hospital. See chicagohunterderby.com or contact Nicole Seidlitz at (773) 834-1387.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels 5K Run/Walk (3.1 miles) fundraiser: 7:45 a.m. Sept. 9, Jackson Park, S. Lake Shore Drive & 63rd Street, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago. Benefits the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (formerly Children’s Memorial Hospital). Registrants on the site will also receive a Team Hope race t-shirt, custom finisher’s medal, access to the Hyundai Hope On Wheels VIP tent on race day, and access to the post-race party in Jackson Park. All participants who pledge/raise additional funds will also be eligible for six levels of great prizes. Entrance fee: $40. HyundaiRun4Hope.org.
Infant Welfare Society’ 45th Antiques and Treasures in the Field Benefit: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sept. 9, Deerpath Middle School, Deer Path Road, one mile east of Highway 41, Lake Forest. Sponsored by The Lake Forest Chapter of IWS of Chicago. Featuring over 50 quality Midwest dealers and the ever-popular Treasures Tent filled with items from many Lake Forest Estates. Bluffington’s Café of Lake Bluff will be offering a selection of food items and baked goods will be sold. All proceeds benefit the Angel Harvey Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Community Health Center. Admission is $10; chil;dren under 12 are free. For more information or to donate an item to the Treasures Tent please contact Leslie Davidson at (847) 778-8958 or see lakeforestantiquesale.com.
Italian Village and Ferrari Club of America’s “The 15th annual Ferrari’s In the Loop” benefit: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 9. September marks Italian Village’s 85th anniversary; 71 West Monroe Street, Chiago. ***This event actually shuts down part of the Loop. Monroe Street, between Clark and Dearborn will be closed exclusively to display these exquisite automobiles. The event will feature over 60 high performance vehicles, including vintage and newer model Ferraris. During the event, the Italian Village will offer an all you can eat and drink Italian feast for a $30 donation (including Italian beer and wine). Children under 5 are free. Besides a memorable Italian feast and beautiful, fast cars, guests will enjoy music from Brian Skyler Sinatra Band. Plus the kids will love our planned children’s activities, magician, balloon artists and clowns! All proceeds from the event go directly to the Inspiration Corporation and Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. www.italianvillage-chicago.com. For tickets, please call Jeanmarie or Gina at The Italian Village at (312) 332-7005.
Jewish National Fund (JNF) Tree of Life™ Award Dinner/Benefit: Sept 9, 5:30 p.m. cocktails, 6:30 p.m. program, Westin Chicago North Shore, 601 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Wheeling. Honors Major General (Res.) Doron Almog and the Children of Aleh Negev. Features Paul Reiser as Master of Ceremonies, a friend of Jewish National Fund and Aleh Negev; Paul is generously donating his time for the Tree of Life™ Award Dinner. Dietary law observed. Proceeds will benefit Aleh Negev, an organization that provides children with severe cognitive and physical disabilities throughout Israel with high-level medical and rehabilitative care. Tickets: $360; $180 young professionals. To register online, please see jnf.org/chicagotol. To RSVP, please contact (847) 656-8880 or rsvpChicago@jnf.org by August 24, 2012.
Misericordia Family Fest: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 9, Misericordia’s campus, 6300 N. Ridge (corner of Ridge and Devon). Features live entertainment, food, drinks, auctions, raffles, games and more! Entertainment by WGN’s “Mr. Fix-It” Lou Manfredini will answer your questions in the North Tent; The Misericordia Heartbreakers and Heartzingers; The Jesse White Tumblers, the Shannon Rovers and more!!Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children and seniors. S&C Electric is generously providing free parking for fest-goers, which can be accessed off Devon Avenue, just east of Ridge. A bus to the fairgrounds will be available. Call (773) 273-2766 or see misericordia.com.
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Illinois 40th Anniversary: noon, Sept. 9, The Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, Oakabrook Terrace. A fun and exciting event celebrating the lives of those who fight this disease every day. Enjoy a lavish buffet voted one of the best brunches in the country, followed by raffles and a Second City performance guaranteed to be lively and entertaining. Raffle prizes will include restaurant gift cards, theme baskets and more! Tickets is $60 per person. Call 800-888-6208 or see myastheniagravis.org.
New Foundation Center 25th Anniversary Gala/Benefit: 5 p.m. Sept. 9, Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Avenue West, Highland Park. The event will feature silent auction, games, raffles and music. Tickets are $200 per person and include cocktails, dinner, entertainment and more. Sponsorships available. Like us on facebook and get $25 off the ticket price. For information contact Mary Gallagher, (847) 501-2879 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Order tickets online at wilpower.org/events.php.
Tamar Modin Hadassah Membership Event/Fundraiser: 2:30 p.m. Sept. 9, Bughouse Studio, 4845 W. Oakton, Skokie. An afternoon of creative artistry is planned.The Hadassah members will be able to make ceramic bowls or hamsas during the program. Cost is $12; women who became Hadassah Life Members for $212 may attend at no cost; women who join Tamar-Modin annual member for $36 receive a free gift. (847) 675-6790.
McGaw YMCA Golf Outing: 1 p.m. Sept. 10. Tee off at the Wilmette Golf Club to support Y youth programs. Cost will be announced. Visit mcgawymca.org/give/events/ for registration information and details or call (847) 475-7400.
Chaverot Hadassah Open Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Grand Dominion Lodge, 3555 Grand Dominion Circle, Mundelein. A very special program “40 Countries By Myself-A Jewish Girl Travels the World” will be presented by Helene Turner, teacher, lecturer and writer. Cst is$6; reservations required. Program Chair is Dora Grinberg. Co-Presidents are Sharon Rosenthal and Vicki Siegel all of Mundelein, Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email email@example.com or see northshore.hadassah.org.
CJE SeniorLife’s Celebrate CJE: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Celebrate CJE’s 40th anniversary during this fundraiser at the Sheraton Chicago. The event raises money for senior services provided by CJE. Tickets are $350; $3,500 for tables of 10. For information call Allyson Marks Greenfield at (773) 508-1130 or visit cje.net.
The Henrietta Szold Group of Hadassah North Shore Opening Meeting: 7:15 p.m. Sept. 11, at a member’s home in Arlington Heights. The evening program will be “Roots, and We Don’t Mean Hair!” Renowned Chicago area genealogist Mike Karsen will present an “Introduction to Jewish Genealogy “What is unique about Jewish genealogy, and what information do we need to get started finding our roots? A dinner of “Tapas and Tacos” will be served. A contribution of $5 is suggested. RSVP is required and taken by Programing Co-Chair Maxine Burns of Buffalo Grove and Risa Kleban of Lake Zurich. Group Co-Presidents are Vicki White of Buffalo Grove and Randy Heidenfelder of Lake Zurich. Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Chai Hadassah North Shore Chapter Membership Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12, Glen Club, 2901 Lake Ave., Glenview. Guest speaker will be Neil Steinberg, Sun Times columnist and author, focusing on the upcoming election and his life as a columnist. Tickets are $40 with proceeds going to Crohns Disease research at Hadassah Hospital. Program Chair is Haley Hacker of Northbrook. Reservation Chair is Lisa Zimnowodzki of Glencoe. Co-Presidents are June Gold of Buffalo Grove and Lana Lake of Northbrook. Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email email@example.com or see northshore.hadassah.org.
The Highland Park Associates of the Art Institute opening program: 9 a.m. Sept. 12, Birchwood Club, 1174 Park Ave. West, Highland Park. A lavish breakfast buffet will be served. Guest speakers are Julie Rotblatt Amrany and Omri Amrany, renowned sculptors. Commissioned works include sculptures of Michael Jordan, Scotty Pippen and Vince Lombardi. Tickets are $40; guests are welcome. RSVP by Sept. 6, Contact Janey Kaplan at (847) 432-1658 or Gail Marovitz at (847) 945-6659.
The Wilmette Group of Hadassah North Shore opening membership luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12, Zhivago Restaurant, 9925 Gross Point Rd., Skokie. Guest speaker will be Hedy Weiss, theatre critic for the Sun-Times Newspaper. Tickets are $30 to benefit stem cell research at Hadassah Medical Organization. Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Chicago Beach Polo World Cup Play and Benefit for the 100 Club of Chicago: Sept. 15 and 16, times TBA, North Avenue Beach, Chicago. The two-day international polo tournament will host a players from not only Chicago but around the world. Men’s and women’s teams will compete; V.I.P. suites, social tents, pop-up shops, fashion shows and more. As tribute to the host city for the second year in a row, The Polo Life will contribute partial proceeds to benefit the 100 Club of Chicago, which provides support and assistance to the families of fallen police officers and firefighters in Cook County. V.I.P. passes are $250 each (two-day) and $150 each (one-day/Saturday or Sunday), which includes dining and bar. General admission is $25. North Avenue Beach. See chicagobeachpolo.com.
Operation Christmas Child Countdown: Sept. 15, 9:30-11 a.m., Immanuel Church, 2300 Dilleys Road, Gurnee. You and your guests are invited to join others throughout Chicagoland for a time to hear about the impact simple gift-filled shoe boxes have had on hurting children of the world. You will find yourself in the midst of many others who have a passion for reaching out to children by being involved in the largest Christmas project for children of its kind – Operation Christmas Child. We are counting down to National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19 (when completed shoe boxes will be dropped off to collection sites all over Chicagoland). Children must be accompanied by an adult. To RSVP or for questions, contact OCC Area Coordinator, Connie Pfeifer, (847) 362-1569 or email@example.com. Alternate date: Sept. 29, 9:30-11 a.m. South Park Church, 1330 South Courtland Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068. For more information on Operation Christmas Child, visitsamaritanspurse.org/occ
The Warming House Youth Center Car Wash Benefit: noon-4 p.m. Sept. 15 and 10-3 p.m. Sept. 16, Forrest Duxler Complete Auto Care, 1201 Green Bay Road, Wilmette. Suggested donation is $10. All proceeds will directly benefit Warming House Youth Center programs and services. Contact Cynthia Doucette of Wilmette at (847) 256-5288 for questions, tickets, etc. warminghouse.org.
Morton Grove Hadassah’s Annual Cancer Research Fundraiser is underway benefiting the on going research and development taking place at Moshe Sharett Institute of Oncology at Hadassah-University Hospital. This year’s mission is toward Lung Cancer Treatments. A new ground breaking vaccine has been developed at this Medical Center that activated the immune system by training T-cells to search and destroy the cells that contain the MUCI molecules that are found in cancer cells. Donations will be taken by Doris Kessler of Skokie. Fundraising Co-Chairs are Maribelle Wolfson and Shirley Merar of Northbrook. President is Mona Dubin of Northbrook. Executive Advisor is Sonja Gebel of Buffalo Grove. Donations are often given at the Yahrzeit (date of death) of a family member, so this also is a way to give help for the future in honoring your loved ones’ name. For more information contact Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Society for the Preservation of Human Dignity Bikers Against Bullies: 9 a.m. Sept. 16. This rally takes off from 614 Rawson Bridge Road, Port Barrington, in support of PHD’s Friendship Project, which is designed to educate adolescents to recognize the signs of bullying, develop good character and how to be a good friend. Cost will announced. Call Liz Noe at (847) 359-4967, ext. 19, e-mail email@example.com or visit sphd.org.
Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Judea of Long Grove Project Isiah: Sept. 17 and 18, IL Route 83 and Hilltop Road in Long Grove. Help start the New Year 5773 right by giving to those less fortunate, giving life to the Jewish traditions of ‘tzadakah’ (charity) and ‘Tikkun Olam’ (repairing the world). Beth Judea congregants will be asked to take home specially marked grocery bags on Rosh Hashanah and return them at Kol Nidre Services on Tuesday night, Sept. 25, filled with kosher food, paper goods and baby products. Everything collected will be donated to the ARK, a Chicago social service agency which provides comprehensive services for the homeless and the indigent. The entire community is invited to bring food and paper goods to the synagogue before Oct. 7. Please contact the Beth Judea office at 847/634-0777 if you wish to donate.
“Women fore Women” Golf/Luncheon/Benefit: Sept. 17, Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 S. NW Hwy in Barrington. Full day tickets for golf/luncheon are $150; luncheon only are $50. Golf registration and putting contest (guaranteed prize of GPS watch) begin at 8 a.m. with tee-off at 9 a.m. A 9-Hole friendly scramble, all abilities invited! All proceeds benefit Home of the Sparrow which provides emergency services to those women of the NW suburbs finding themselves in crisis. Call Judy 847-382-6572 for reservations.
Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter 10th Memorial Golf Tournament: Sept. 18, The Glen Club, 2901 West Lake Avenue, Glenview. Hosted by Gary Binder and Jeff Vender. Registration and practice range open at 10:30 a.m. on the day of the event, followed by lunch and a brief clinic by PGA professionals. The tournament will commence with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and will culminate at 6 p.m. with awards, cocktails, dinner and a silent auction. Cost to golf is $1000 per golfer, $1800 for a twosome, $3500 for a foursome; $100 dinner only. Space is limited. To request more details please contact Linda Rockwell at (847) 556-1778 or firstname.lastname@example.org orsee carecenter.org.
Aid for Women Annual Benefit Dinner: Sept. 19, Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson B lvd., Chicago. 5:30 p.m. reception, dinner and program at 6:30 p.m. Business attire. Keynote speaker Francis Cardinal George. Raffle tickets $25 each/ 5 for $100. See helpaidforwomen.org or call Susan Barrett at (312) 701-0764.
“Beer, Blue Jeans and Ballet Slippers” Shopping/Benefit: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19, cityblue apparel & denim, 1444 N. Wells St., Chidago. VIP shopping fall fete sponsored by Cheeky Chicago, complete with Peroni beer, light bites from Benchmark plus a swag bag for all attendees and 20 percent discount for all Cheeky Chicago cardholders. Ten percent of all proceeds from the evening will benefit the Joffrey Auxiliary Board. Space is limited. RSVP to Cheekyrsvp@gmail.com
First annual No Kid Hungry Dinne/Benefit: 6 p.m. cocktail receptoin; 7 p.m. dinner, Sept. 19, Everest, 440 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago. Hosted by Chef Joho with guest Chef Jacques Torres of Jacques Torres Chocolate in New York. Together the chefs will prepare a seated multi-course meal with a cause: ending childhood hunger in America. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in auctions that include one-of-a-kind culinary, travel and lifestyle items, including dinner for two at Eiffel Tower Restaurant, dinner for six at Everest, a reception at Paris Club, and a hotel room stay at Hôtel du Palais Biarritz. Tickets: $500 per person with table hosting opportunities available starting at $5,000. Make reservations at (202) 478-6528 or see strength.org/nkh_chicago
Morton Grove Hadassah wants Welcoming Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19, Chateau Ritz, 9100 N. Milwaukee, Niles. Come meet your friends and enjoy this day while listening to the beautiful voice of Maureen Christine presenting “Blue Skies and Broadway.” Cost is $20. Reservations are required and taken by Beverly Silverman of Morton Grove. President is Mona Dubin of Northbrook. Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email email@example.com or see northshore.hadassah.org.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago Benefit/Preview: MCA Chicago announces the return of Vernissage, the opening-night benefit and preview of EXPO Chicago. Sept. 19, 4-9 p.m., Navy Pier’s Festival Hall, 600 East Grand Avenue, Chicago. This celebration offers an exclusive first look at artworks presented by more than 100 leading international and prestigious galleries, along with an evening of entertainment, food from Chicago Signature Services, and drinks. Tickets: A Benefactor ticket, $600, includes the Patron and Opening Night reception from 4-9 p.m. with option of 3 p.m. entry; one valet parking voucher; an Expo Chicago VIP pass; listing on invitation and event materials and one invitation to the MCA Dealer Breakfast on Sept. 21. A Patron ticket, $400, includes the Patron and Opening Night reception from 4-9 p.m.; one valet parking voucher and an Expo Chicago VIP pass. The Individual ticket, $100, includes the Opening Night reception from 7-9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at mcachicago.org/vernissage and through the MCA Box Office at (312) 397-4010. All proceeds from Vernissage benefit the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Sir Georg Solti Foundation annual Benefit: Sept. 19; 6:45 p.m. Four Seasons Hotel, 120E. Delaware Place, Chicago; 7:30 welcome and program, dinner following. Lady Solti invites you to celebrates the 100th birthday of Sir Georg Solti. Musical performances by the stars of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Ticket are $300. Call (312) 266-8729 or Fiona at (847) 448-8329 or see soltifoundation.com.
Business & Professional Hadassah of the North Shore Chapter Opening Luncheon Meeting: noon Sept. 20, North Shore Hadassah office, 3000 Dundee #313, Northbrook. A special program will be presented by Bob Levi “Opera in Pop Culture and Jewish Influence in Opera.” A $20 donation for this music filled afternoon will benefit Hadassah Medical Organization. Reservations required. Reservation Chair is Rose Wolf of Highland Park. President is Gwen Packard of Highland Park. Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Flair Pop-Up Shop: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 20, VIP opening night cocktail reception, 900 N. Michigan Shops, Level 6, Chicago. Tickets are $50 and include hors d’oeuvres, fashion show and earely shopping. Flair shopping hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sept. 21 and Sept. 22; noon to 6 p.m. Sept. 23. One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who are Blind or Visually Impaired. Currently accepting donations of fine designer wear until Sept. 1. Call (312) 997-3679 or see chicagolighthouse.org/flair.
Glencoe/Northbrook/Winnetka Hadassah Opening Membership Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20, Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Rd., Buffalo Grove. The special program presented will remind you of a time long ago with “Timeless Laughter-Radio Days” featuring Jack Benny, Amos & Andy and other old favorites given by Marvin Dickman. Cost is $36. RSVP by Sept. 5. Also features a raffle, with proceeds to Hadassah Medical Organization stem cell research. Membership and Reservation Chairpersons are Fran Hakimian and Isabel Mussman of Northbrook. Program Chairperson is Arline Doblin of Winnetka. Co- Presidents are Leona Swirsky of Glencoe and Marcia Weiland of Northbrook.Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email email@example.com or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Miniature Golf outing/Benefit: Sept. 20: 6 p.m. registration; 7 p.m. shotgun start, 8 p.m. dinner and awards, Harry Semrow Forest Preserve Golf, 1150 E. Golf Road, Des Plaines. All proceeds benefit the Maryville Jen School. 18 holes of golf, appetizers, dinner, beverages and prizes. Awards for Men’s, Women’s and Foursome Low Score. Hole-in-One Contest to win a car (like the golf, it’s miniature). Use of your own putter is encouraged. Cost is $60 per golfer; $220 foursome. Online registration at maryvilleacademy.org, or call Nancy Woulfe at (847) 294-1982.
The National Hellenic Museum (NHM), together with Kouzina Chef Committee Chair John Boudouvas of Mia Figlia, announces their 5th Annual Kouzina Chef Line-Up and Fundraiser: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 20, National Hellenic Museum, 333 S. Halsted, Chicago (in the heart of Greektown). The following top chefs are winners of Michelin Stars, AAA Four Diamond Awards, and the Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence. This year’s featured chefs are: Louie Alexakis, Avli Estiatorio; George Alpogianis, City Porch; John Ayaleanos, Sheraton Chicago; Jerome Bacle, Courtright’s Restaurant; Andrew Bannos & Jimmy Bannos, Sr, Heaven on Seven; Jimmy Bannos, Jr, The Purple Pig; John Chiakulas, Foodease Market; Luca Corazzina, 312 Chicago; Jack Funderburg, Prasino; John Gatsos, Tavern on Rush; Frank Georgacopoulos, Meli Cafe; Athena Manolakos, Pan Hellenic Pastry Shop; Dan Pancake and Beth Partridge, Autre Monde Cafe; Massimo Salatino, Francesca’s Group; Carl Shelton, Boka Restaurant and Randy Waidner, Gibsons. Guests are invited to help support the Museum’s quality exhibits when they participate in their signature culinary celebration which includes: delectable Mediterranean and Greek bites, premium wine tastings, the opportunity to sample and shop at the Agora (Marketplace) and enjoy the special exhibit Exploring Greek History and Tradition through Food and Wine. Tickets are $100 advance; $125 at the door. nationalhellenicmuseum.org/kouzina or call (312) 655-1234.
Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel Hosts “Friday Night Lights With a Cause” Fundraiser: 5-8 p.m, Sept. 21, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, downtown Chicago at State and Wacker. Bring your appetite! Guests can enjoy three food statiaons with dishes that are literally hot off the grill and paired with a drink. Cost is $25. The evening will also include a silent auction. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. Tickets can be purchased at Bar Novo or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org .
TOQUE Benefit for Children’s Oncology Services, Inc. (COSI): 7 p.m. Sept. 21, Hilton Towers, International Ballroom, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago. As tradition holds, Michael Kornick of MK The Restaurant, DMK Burger Bar, FISH BAR, Ada Street and N9NE Group, will once again serve as the event’s chef coordinator. Evening includes a cocktail reception and seated, multi-course degustation menu featuring signature dishes prepared exclusively by each chef, as well as expertly selected wines paired with the meal. The musical talents of Michael Lerich and His Orchestra will greet the crowd and be included for after dinner dancing. TOQUE will also include live and silent auctions giving once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as the ultimate bar package of a private mixology course sponsored by Tenzing Wine & Spirits to private golf lessons offered by PGA Tour Professional, Mark Wilson. TOQUE chefs for 2012, include: Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot Restaurant, TV’s Master Chef Judge), Randy Zweiban (Province), Heather Terhune (Sable Kitchen & Bar, Top Chef Season 9), Mark Steuer (The Bedford), Brian Huston (The Publican), Cleetus Friedman (City Provisions), Ryan Poli (Tavernita), Erick Williams (MK The Restaurant), Stephanie Mazzone (MK The Restaurant) Tony Galzin (MK Restaurant), Jason Hammel (Lula and Nightwood), Chris Pandel (the Bristol), Elissa Narow (Perennial Virant & Vie), Zoe Schor (Ada Street), Judy Contino (Bittersweet), and Dirk Flanigan (The Gage & Henri). Cost is $250. See charitytoque.org, or call (312) 924-4220 ext. 5
Catholic Charities “After Supper Visions” exhibition/benefit: 5-7 p.m. Sept. 22, Reform Pilates 2609 Broadway, Evanston. The exhibit features photographs taken by the guests who come to Catholic Charities Tuesday Night Suppers. This is an exhibit and sale of photographs taken by the dinner guests of the Catholic Charities Tuesday Night Supper Program. In addition to viewing the photographs at the exhibit, prints are available for purchase online at the new “After Supper Visions” aftersuppervisions.com. The cost per photograph is $100 plus shipping and handling, with the majority of the proceeds support the artists who participate each year. Sale proceeds benefit the dinner guests/photographers.
Chicago Botanic Garden 14th Annual Harvest Ball: 6 p.m., Sept. 22 on the grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road Glencoe. Hosted by The Guild. Guests for the black-tie garden party will be greeted with Moët & Chandon champagne as they walk through the Heritage Garden to a cocktail reception and silent auction in Nichols Hall. A live auction held over dinner will feature domestic and international vacation packages, including a winter vacation to a private home in Montana; skybox tickets to a Chicago Bears game; New York Fashion Week in February, 2013; a trip to London and Paris; and a vacation package to Amangiri Resort in Utah and Enchantment Resort in Sedona, Arizona. Calihan Catering will prepare the hors d’oeuvres and dinner, Botanicals will design the decor and Gentleman of Leisure will play while guests dance the night away. Tickets begin at $550; table packages are available. Proceeds will benefit the Chicago Botanic Garden’s youth and teacher education programs. The Harvest Ball is co-chaired by Guild members Sally Brown Thilman of Chicago and Caroline Masterson of Lake Forest. Auction co-chairs are Megan Hoffman of Winnetka, Emily DeGroot of Chicago and Kendra Thornton of Winnetka. Call (847) 835-6830 or see chicagobotanic.org.
Eileen Fisher Sips and Sweets Benefit Supporting Women and Girls: Sept. 22. Ten percent of proceeds go to Girls on the Run Chicago, a local nonprofit that supports leadership in women and girls. $25 off event day purchases at Water Tower Location; Block 37 Shops, State Street; 640 Central Avenue, Highland Park. Call (847) 433-5440 for more information or see Facebook.
The Karen Dove Cabral Foundation’s 4th Annual Butterfly Ball Benefitting NorthShore University HealthSystem Kellogg Cancer Center: 6 p.m. Sept. 22, Evanston Golf Club, 4401 Dempster St., Skokie. Christian Farr, reporter and anchorman of NBC5 Chicago, will serve as the host of the event, which features a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and dancing, auction and raffle items. Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD, Medical Director of the NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Integrative Medicine Program will be honored. All proceeds will benefit NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center. Funds raised by the Butterfly Ball will allow NorthShore Kellogg Cancer Center to provide much needed support to young mothers with breast cancer by helping fund non-covered medical expenses, childcare fees, transportation and lodging while undergoing treatment. Tickets: $75. NorthShore University HealthSystem. 224-364-7214.
Les Turner ALS Foundation 11th Annual ALS Walk4Life: 9:30 a.m., Sept. 22, Soldier Field, Chicago. Registration is free, but participants are encouraged to raise funds for the Les Turner ALS Foundation. A minimum donation of $100 will earn walkers an ALS Walk4Life T-shirt. Proceeds will be used to support medical research; the Les Turner/Lois Insolia ALS Center; patient services such as support group meetings and respite grants and educational programs. (847) 679-3311, email@example.com, ALSWalk4Life.org.
15th annual Paul Fabbri Memorial Golf Outing: Sept. 22, Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 N. Milwaukee, Wheeling. Registration begins at 12 noon, with lunch available at 12:30 p.m., and a “shotgun” start will begin at 1:30 p.m. Immediately following the round, a cocktail hour will begin at 6:30, followed by dinner, a raffle drawing and program at 7:15 p.m. Golf packages are $125 and include golf, lunch and dinner; $35 for dinner only. Proceeds raised will benefit the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) in memory of Paul Fabbri. For more information regarding sponsorship, donations, sweepstakes, tickets and golf packages, please contact Bob at bobby.kruchten@ yahoo.com. For complete details and to purchase tickets, please see paulfabbri.com or see Facebook.
Haven Youth and Family Services Wendella Boat Party/Benefit: 7 p.m. Sept. 22, 400 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago. Third annual three-hour cruise cruise will include dinner, drinks, and a raffle for a $1,000 Apple Store gift card. Tickets are $125. An optional bus will be available to pick up and drop off guests from Haven in Wilmette for an additional $30. All proceeds will benefit Haven’s outreach, counseling, and crisis intervention programs for youth. To purchase event or raffle tickets, visit havenforyouth.org or contact Amy O’Leary at (847) 251-6630.
Chaverot Hadassah of the North Shore Chapter fundraiser: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23, Priceless Boutique, corner of Rte 45 and Milwaukee in Vernon Hills. Bring your family and friends to shop and enjoy some treats while giving Hadassah twenty percent of all your new treasures. Proceeds will benefit the Mother and Child center at Hadassah Hospital. Program Chair is Dora Grinberg. Co-Presidents are Sharon Rosenthal and Vicki Siegel of Mundelein. Hadassah North Shore office at (847) 205-1900, email firstname.lastname@example.org or see northshore.hadassah.org.
Hike for Lung Health: 10 a.m. Sept. 23, Lincoln Park, Chicago. Spend a day in the park with your family and friends to raise awareness for lung disease with a one or three mile walk and family fun fair. Hosted by Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, the walk benefits lung health charities to support lung health research, advocacy and education for people with lung cancer, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis and other lung diseases. Cost is $10 per walker, covers costof T-shirt and goodie bag. Register now athikeforlunghealth.com or call Gina Schwieger at (312) 628-0210.
North Shore Senior Center’s Annual Benefit for the House of Welcome: 5 p.m., Sept. 23. North Shore Senior Center, Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. Campus, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield. The evening includes cocktails, dinner, silent auction and Grand Raffle drawings, plus live entertainment by Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael. Benefit proceeds supplement sliding scale fees for all participants at the House of Welcome, which provides for individuals and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss. Tickets: $200 per person; grand raffle tickets are $25 each/6 for $100. Call (847) 784-6050 or visit nssc.org.
Goodman Theatre Opening Night Benefit: Sept. 24, The Standard Club, 320 S. Plymouth Court and Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St., both Chicago. 5 p.m. cocktails/dinner; 8 p.m. performance of Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Willliams. Honorees are Sandra P. Guthman, President of the Polk Bros. Foundation and Nikki Will Stein, Executive Director of the Polk Bros. Foundation. Vicki V. Hood and Carol Prins the Season Opening Benefit Co-Chairs. Tickets start at $500. Call (312) 443-3811, ext. 586 or see GoodmanTheatre.org.
Benjamin Marshall Society Centennial Tribute to Iconic Marshall Buildings/Benefit: 5:30 p.m. cocktails, Sept. 27, The Casino. 195 E. Delaware Place, Chiago. A benefit dinner in celebration of the 100-year anniversary of two of Marshall’s most iconic Beaux Arts apartment buildings, 1200 North Lake Shore Drive and 1550 North State Parkway. Co-chaired by Kathy Cook and Brian D. White, the goal of the evening is to raise funds through the sale of limited edition medallions, to complete an exciting project on this prodigious architect, urban planner, fashion-setter and bon-vivant. Philanthropist and preservationist, Richard H. Driehaus will be the Keynote Speaker. Guests include Benjamin Marshall enthusiasts and residents of both buildings, as well residents from Marshall’s visionary East Lake Shore Drive and the Edgewater Beach Apartments. Marshall’s granddaughters, Ginny Hardy of Barrington and Dorothy Ehrhard, of Vero Beach, Florida as well as his great grandsons, Matthew Ehrhard and Louis Ehrhard are expected to attend. Other guests include Her Royal and Imperial Highness, Princess Maria-Anna of Habsburg, Archduchess of Austria and His Royal and Serene Highness, Prince Piotr Galitzine of Russia. Bill Daley and his wife Jane Melk will also add to the festivities. Music by the Stu Hirsh Trio. Tickets: $250. Call Bill McCluskey at (312) 932-4305 or email email@example.com.
Winnetka Board Northwestern University Settlement “Style Under the Stars” 86th Fashion Show and Fundraiser: Sept. 27, Grand Balloom, Michigan Shores Club, 911 Michigan Ave., Wilmette. 6:30 p.m.: pre-event wine reception, which includes dazzling Table Scapes by Chalet Nursery, Dinner at Eight, Material Possesisions, Maze, Peachtree Place, Samlesbury Hall and Sawbridge Studios along with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, and raffle. The Winnetka Board of the NUSH is partnering with various north shore boutiques and specialty shops such as Chalk, Country Classics, Elite Designs, Frances Heffernan and Frannie, Fresh Ideas, Gavin Boutiques, Kaeler Luggage, The Lake Forest Shop, Lillie Alexander, Mattie M, McElroy Furs, Runners’s Edge, S’Agaro and Three Sisters featuring designer clothes, shoes, jewelry, furs and handbags on a New York-style runway. Co-chairs Mary Lois Hakewill and Diane Welnhofer of Wilmette. Tickets are $95 each; raffle tickets are $50 each. See nush.org/style or call (773) 278-7471.
The Cradle Ball and Benefit: 6 to 11 p.m., Sept. 28, The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago. Event features cocktails, dinner, live music, dancing, auctions and more. Black-tie attire. Janie Lee Curtis is celebrity guest; Honorary chairman Frederick H. Waddell. Tickets: $350. Contact Bonnie Krasny, (847) 733-3234 or see cradle.org.
Northwestern Brain Tumor Institute (NBTI) Benefit Dinner: 6 p.m. Sept. 28, Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago. Actress, comedienne and television producer Bonnie Hunt will be honored at the event for her longtime support of NBTI and commitment to raising brain tumor awareness. Emcee is Kathy Brock, anchor for ABC-7 Chicago News, and musical entertainment will be provided by Gentlemen of Leisure. Guests will have the opportunity to bid during a live auction that features items including vacation packages to Mexico and California, a golf and vacation package to Los Angeles, suite packages to a White Sox or Cubs game, and a party catered by celebrity chef Missy Robbins, executive chef at New York’s A Voce. Tickets may also be purchased for the “Best of Live” raffle, which provides the opportunity to win select auction items without being the highest bidder.Tickets: $300. Proceeds will benefit research and programs at NBTI, a nationally recognized leader in the fight against brain and spinal cord tumors. The institute, a collaboration between Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, is dedicated to accelerating efforts to advance research breakthroughs and to improve treatment, outcomes, and quality of life for patients with brain and spinal tumors. (312) 503-0764, braintumorinstitute.org.
The Ragdale Foundation “A Novel Affair 2012”: Sept. 28 and Sept. 29. Two-evening benefit offers guests a unique opportunity to mingle and engage in conversation with outstanding authors from around the country. Weekend begins with a cocktail reception and buffet dinner with 9 authors on Sept. 28 and finishes with an intimate dinner and conversation with one of the authors at a Chicago or North Shore home. Tickets: Friday only: $200; Friday and Saturday, $500. See ragdale.org or call (847) 234-1063.
9th Annual Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR) Mutt Strut!: Sept. 29, shine only, rain date is Oct. 28, Lakeview along Newport Avenue (between Southport and Lakewood). 11 a.m. registration; noon-2 p.m. walk and block party. Dog lovers and their four-legged friends are invited for a 1.5 mile walk with their “mutt,” followed by a block party with food, entertainment and more! On a somber note, Chicago Canine Rescue is dedicating the walk to Doc, a pup who came to the non-profit to find a new life full of happiness, fun and kindness, but instead was killed by his adopter in a tragedy that recently made headlines. Please show your support for all dogs at this year’s Mutt Strut as we walk to end violence against animals in Doc’s memory. Proceeds from the event will benefit Chicago Canine Rescue (CCR). This event is open to all ages. (kids and dogs are FREE). All participants are encouraged to grab some snacks from the Whole Foods booth, enjoy music, children’s activities, contests, raffles and visit with adoptable CCR dogs. New this year will be a fun Doggy Olympics agility course sponsored by The Company of Animals. Plus, check out special deals on both pet and human merchandise at neighborhood shops! Proud CCR supporter, Kye Martin of NBC5, will be the celebrity emcee of the event. Kye and her husband adopted Bo, a 90 lb. Shepherd Mix after meeting him at Mutt Strut 2012. Cost is $25, kids and dogs are free, register in advance at chicagocaninerescue.com. For more information, please visitchicagocaninerescue.org. You can also reach CCR representative Candace Canty at firstname.lastname@example.org or (312) 371-7827.
Inaugural Barbara J. Timmer Memorial Walk: 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Park Ridge Country Club, 636 North Prospect Ave., Park Ridge. Register at barbarajtimmerfamilyfoundation.org. Proceeds from the event benefit the Leukemia Research Foundation (LRF), through its new Barbara J. Timmer Memorial Chapter. Participants will gather for a walk throughout Park Ridge, Barbara’s hometown for more than 35 years. Registration is $50 for adults – free for children under 18 - and includes a T-shirt and 2:30 p.m. lunch.
The Dance COLEctive (TDC) Fundraiser and fashion designer Lara Miller Trunk Show/Benefit: 6-9 p.m., Sept. 29, Starbright Dance Academy, 1511 W. Barry Ave. Chicago. Guests who bring a piece of new or gently used business casual clothing to donate to Dress for Success, a nonprofit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts and career development to low-income women, receive a free gift. Suggested donation is $20. A percentage of the evening’s sales will benefit The Dance COLEctive and Dress for Success. RSVP at tdclaramillertrunkshow-es2.eventbrite.com/?rank=1. dancecolective.com or call (773) 604-8452.
Josselyn Center’s Fall Benefit: Sept. 29, The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario St., Chicago. 6 p.m. cocktails; 7 p.m. entertainment; 8 p.m. dinner. Musical performance by The Three Divas, Susie McMonagle, Lara Filip and Christine Sherrill; special appearance by Felicia P. Fields. Cocktails attire. Tickets: $250 individual; Sponsor $650 (2 tickets); additional sponsorships available. Reservations by Sept. 21. All proceeds benefit The Josselyn Center which provides a full range of comprehensive clinical services. Call (847) 441-5600 or see josselyn.org.
Midwest Hospice & Palliative CareCenter Benefit: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29, “I’ll Be Seeing You: Michael Feinstein Sings for Hospice, with Jeff Lindberg’s Chicago Jazz Orchestra, to honor the Great American Songbook. Tickets are $185 per person (includes auditorium-level concert seating followed by a private reception with Michael Feinstein, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres provided by Blue Plate, have your photo taken with Michael at the reception); $100 reception only. RSVP by Sept. 21 to Linda Rockwell, (847) 556-1778 or email@example.com. Register online at carecenter.org (See September calendar). Proceeds will help complete the Midwest CareCenter Keeping Our Promise campaign which culminates this fall with the opening of the first and only free-standing hospice specialty care center in Cook County.
“Nosh for Nurture” 4th annual celebration Benefit: 7-10 p.m. Sept. 19, 340 Birch St., Winnetka. Event featurs food, drinks cooking demos, local chefs, free e-book of slow cooker recipes and more. $50. nurtureyourfamily.org.
North Shore Senior Center’s Wellness Resource Expo: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29. Learn about staying fit at the Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. Campus, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield. Kenote presenters will be Jerry & Estella Hayes of ‘Biggest Loser’ reality show fame. Proceeds benefit NSSC. Call (847) 784-6000 or visit nssc.org.
Operation Christmas Child Countdown: Sept. 29, 9:30-11 a.m. South Park Church, 1330 South Courtland Avenue, Park Ridge. You and your guests are invited to join others throughout Chicagoland for a time to hear about the impact simple gift-filled shoe boxes have had on hurting children of the world. You will find yourself in the midst of many others who have a passion for reaching out to children by being involved in the largest Christmas project for children of its kind – Operation Christmas Child. We are counting down to National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19 (when completed shoe boxes will be dropped off to collection sites all over Chicagoland). Children must be accompanied by an adult. To RSVP or for questions, contact OCC Area Coordinator, Connie Pfeifer, (847) 362-1569 or firstname.lastname@example.org. or, IL 60068. For more information on Operation Christmas Child, visitsamaritanspurse.org/occ
Rock the Block for Pediatric Epilepsy and CURE Benefit: 7 p.m. Sept. 29, at a private club in Chicago. Rock the Block for Pediatric Epilepsy research was started in 2008 by two mothers of children with epilepsy who both live on the same block in Wilmette, Illinois (a northern suburb of Chicago). In addition to raising much-needed research dollars, this event began to connect families affected by this devastating disease. Cost is $167 per person. rocktheblockforcure.com, no phone number available.
Youth & Family Counseling “Good as Gold” 50th anniversary gala/benefit: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29, Ivanhoe Club, Ivanhoe, Illinois. Event features cocktails, dinner, DJ and dancing, live and silent auctions. Cocktail attire. Tickets: $150. Call 847-367-5991 ex. 30 or see yfc-libertyville.com
Bear Necessities’ 18th Annual 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run: Sept. 30, Eastview Elementary, Algonquin. 6:30-7:30 p.m. check-in and registration; 8 a.m. 5K and 10K races start. Fee: $30 before 9/28, $25 children 11 and under. First 500 registrants receive T-shirts and race bags. bearnecessities.org.
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